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Selected restaurants that serve weekday breakfast.

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Selected restaurants that serve weekday breakfast. See also our listings for weekend brunch spots.

Bakeries and cafes

Eco Farm Cafe 632 - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 9am-11pm daily.
A quiet spot hidden on a back street just a few steps from central Harajuku. There's a spacious cafe up front with fresh-baked pastries, a nice outdoor courtyard where dogs are allowed, and a full...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Viron - Bakery: Shibuya
Open 9am-10pm daily.
Great French cafe-style sandwiches, quiches and pastries to take out; there's also a pleasant cafe upstairs.
Open 9am-10pm daily.
Sawamura - Bakery: Nishi-Azabu
Open 7-10am, 11am-4pm, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The ground-floor bakery includes a cafe area where you can enjoy fresh-baked bread and pastries with your morning coffee from 7am.
Open 7-10am, 11am-4pm, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Bondi Cafe - Cafe: Hiroo
Open 9am-2am daily.
A casual, open-air, dog-friendly cafe on a back street behind Hiroo station. The food menu tends toward Hawaiian and Asian fusion, with above-average prices.
Open 9am-2am daily.
Wired Cafe - Cafe: Gotanda
Open 8am-11pm (weekends from 10am) daily.
Located next to Gotanda Station, this branch of the ubiquitous cafe chain offers inexpensive dishes like sandwiches, salads, pastas and pizzas as well as coffee, tea and cocktails. There's plenty of...
Open 8am-11pm (weekends from 10am) daily.
Sign Gotandar - Cafe: Gotanda
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Coffee, drinks, music-listening stations and free wi-fi access. Lunch is served until 3pm.
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Aux Bacchanales - French: Shinagawa
Open 9am-11pm daily.
This small chain of French brasserie-cafes is popular for their authentic food and atmosphere. The cafe serves simple dishes like omelettes and salads all day long, while the brasserie has more...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Le Pain Quotidien - Bakery: Shiba-koen
Open 7:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Located inside a park and surrounded by greenery, this popular Belgian organic bakery is famous for their large communal table, although they also offer smaller tables for two or four. The interior...
Open 7:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Meal Muji - Cafe: Hibiya
Open 6:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Inexpensive bakery and deli items and salads from the famous no-brand design store Mujirushi. Breakfast is served from 7am.
Open 6:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Aux Bacchanales - Cafe: Ginza
Open 9am-11pm daily.
This popular Tokyo French cafe-bakery serves light snacks all day (quiche, omelettes, salade nicoise), plus more substantial prix-fixe lunches until 3pm (Y1260).
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Dean & Deluca - American: Marunouchi
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Mostly an all-day cafe/restaurant, although they also have a small deli counter and grocery section with coffees and teas, spices, baked goods, cold cuts, four kinds of smoked salmon, and real dill...
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Maison Kayser - Bakery: Nihonbashi
Open 7am-10pm daily.
Excellent breads and pastries are available to take out, or you can stop for a pastry and an espresso in the lobby seating area. There's also a nice lunch menu, priced at Y1200 and Y1600.
Open 7am-10pm daily.
Paul - Cafe: Yotsuya
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Good pastries and plenty of outdoor seating.
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Paul (bakery) - Bakery: Yotsuya
Open 7:30am-9:30pm daily.
European-style bread, pastries, and a big assortment of sandwiches to go.
Open 7:30am-9:30pm daily.
To The Herbs - Italian: Ichigaya
Open 7am-11:30pm (Sat, Sun 11am-) daily.
Tasty, sometimes unusual pizzas and well-constructed pastas at this budget Italian cafe chain. Open all afternoon.
Open 7am-11:30pm (Sat, Sun 11am-) daily.
Wired Cafe Atre Ueno - Cafe: Ueno
Open 8am-11pm daily.
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain. Located in a basement corridor next to Ueno station's Retro Gate, this oddly laid-out shop features a cozy balcony...
Open 8am-11pm daily.
Breadworks - Bakery: Tennozu Isle
Open 8am-8pm daily.
Luxuriously spacious and modern in feel, this combination bakery-cafe is a comfortable place to relax with a coffee and pastry, or a quiche, cup of soup and salad. There's also a bit of outdoor...
Open 8am-8pm daily.
Le Pain Quotidien - Bakery: Hatsudai
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The second Tokyo branch of the internationally famous Belgian organic bakery is open from 7:30am, serving coffee and pastries, salads and tartines - open-face Belgian sandwiches with toppings like...
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Brasserie La Classe - French: Shin-Yokohama
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This sprawling cafe-restaurant in Shin-Yokohama's Cubic Plaza is produced by the popular French brasserie-cafe Aux Bacchanales, and it includes a brasserie section, bakery and tea salon.
Open 11am-11pm daily.

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Miyuki - Japanese: Edogawabashi
Open 7-10, 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
The Four Seasons' Japanese restaurant serves a varied menu, including kaiseki service, sushi, shabu-shabu and teppanyaki. Seasonal kaiseki from Y6000 at lunch, 12,000 at dinnertime. Japanese...
Open 7-10, 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Slappy Cakes - American: Shinjuku
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet pancakes are the big draw at this popular Oregon-based breakfast restaurant, where they come in interesting variations like Banana-Chocolate Chip with Raspberry Jam; and Roast Mushrooms,...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Marble Lounge - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 24 hours a day.
Open twenty-four hours a day, the Hilton's Marble Lounge offers various special buffets throughout the day, including a dessert buffet with fountains of chocolate every afternoon from 2:30-6pm...
Open 24 hours a day.
Sarabeth's - American: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
It's breakfast time all day long at this famous New York-based restaurant. The menu features Eggs Benedict, lemon-ricotta pancakes, "Farmer's Omelet," fluffy French toast and a good selection of...
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
Sunday Jam Harajuku - American: Harajuku
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
Yes, it's yet another pancake restaurant, this one offering unusual variations like ham-and-cheese; caramel-ginger; apple-turnover; and a spicy Latin pancake. The ham-and-cheese pancake was a meal...
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
Bills - Australian: Harajuku
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Australian chef Bill Granger is famous for his gourmet breakfast menu; this is his fourth Tokyo-area venture. Breakfast is served from 8:30am through the end of lunchtime, with signature dishes...
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Cafe Kaila - American: Harajuku
Open 9am-7:20pm (LO) daily.
Pancakes, waffles and French toast at this Hawaiian-based shop come covered in fresh blueberries, strawberries, bananas and other fruit. Other all-day breakfast dishes include omelettes and Eggs...
Open 9am-7:20pm (LO) daily.
Andersen - Danish: Omotesando
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
Danish-style stews and other main courses in the restaurant area above the bread shop, and European-style breakfast in the morning.
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
Architect Cafe - Cafe: Gaienmae
Open 7am-11pm (Sun -6pm) daily.
This stylish design-centered cafe offers architecture magazines to browse through while you sip your coffee. They serve a small breakfast buffet (Y1200) from 7-10am.
Open 7am-11pm (Sun -6pm) daily.
Terrace (Westin Hotel) - International: Ebisu
Open 6:30am-11:30pm daily.
The Westin's lobby restaurant is known for their lavish lunch and weekend brunch buffets, with frequent special events featuring food from various regions of the world. They also offer an appetizer...
Open 6:30am-11:30pm daily.
Ivy Place - International: Daikanyama
Open 7am-1am (LO) daily.
"Global comfort food" in a lovely, beach-resort-style setting from Chef David Chiddo and the TY Harbor team (Cicada, Beacon).
Open 7am-1am (LO) daily.
Captain Cook - British: Nishi-Azabu
Open 8:30am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
If you're looking for a new brunch venue, a weekday breakfast provider or just a place that serves modern international cuisine all afternoon, Captain Cook is worth checking out. The...
Open 8:30am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Anna Miller's - Coffee shop: Shinagawa
Open 7:30am-3am daily.
The last surviving Japan branch of the former cult favorite coffeeshop, Anna Miller's serves a variety of pies and American-style breakfasts.
Open 7:30am-3am daily.
French Kitchen - French: Roppongi Hills
Open 6:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
This flagship restaurant of the Grand Hyatt bills itself as a French brasserie, with a very spacious setting and a dramatic open kitchen. Their all-day service includes breakfast and a popular...
Open 6:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Lauderdale - Cafe: Roppongi Hills
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
It's hard finding a good breakfast in Tokyo outside of the international hotels, but this Roppongi Hills cafe delivers the goods. The breakfast/brunch menu is a mix of European and international...
Open 7am-10pm (LO) daily.
Bubby's - American: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 8am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet burgers, home-made pies and brunch items from the famous Tribeca, New York, diner. Breakfast is served from 8am on weekdays, with dishes like banana-walnut pancakes, granola with fresh...
Open 8am-10pm (LO) daily.
Les Saisons - French: Hibiya
Open 7-10am, 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.
Lavish contemporary and traditional French fare in a luxurious setting here in the Imperial Hotel's flagship French restaurant. Chef Thierry Voisin, formerly of Michelin two-star Les Crayeres in...
Open 7-10am, 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm daily.
Bubby's Yaechika - Cafe: Yaesu
Open 7:30am-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun 9am-9pm) daily.
Pancakes, home-made pies and burgers from this third Japan branch of the famous New York brunch spot. It's conveniently located in one of the underground shopping malls connected to Tokyo station. ...
Open 7:30am-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun 9am-9pm) daily.
K'Shiki - International: Mitsukoshimae
Open 6am-2:30, 5:30-11pm daily.
The Mandarin Oriental's casual-dining spot offers creative contemporary cuisine with an Asian twist, plus a great view of Ginza and Marunouchi. The Y5,000 tasting menu is a good deal if you like...
Open 6am-2:30, 5:30-11pm daily.
Garden Lounge (New Otani) - Coffee shop: Kioicho
Open 6am-midnight daily.
If you'd like some scenery with your beverage, the Garden Lounge of the Hotel New Otani in Chiyoda-ku offers a stunning, panoramic view of a 400-year-old, perfectly maintained Japanese garden. Let...
Open 6am-midnight daily.
Bills - Australian: Daiba
Open 9am-11pm daily.
This is the third Tokyo-area outlet from Australian celeb chef Bill Granger, known in particular for his gourmet breakfast menus. Breakfast is served every day from 9am-3pm, and choices include...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Good Morning Cafe - Cafe: Nakano
Open 8am-11:30pm daily.
A lively branch of the Osaka-spawned cafe chain, Good Morning Cafe Nakano draws a crowd of Meiji University students and other Nakano denizens with its salt-butter caramel waffles (from 8am),...
Open 8am-11:30pm daily.
Bubby's - American: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
Burgers, home-made pies and brunch items from the famous Tribeca, New York, diner.
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
Bills - Australian: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 9am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet breakfasts and good cafe fare from Australian celeb chef Bill Granger. Dogs are allowed out on the terrace.
Open 9am-10pm (LO) daily.
Bills - Australian: Shichirigahama
Open 8am-9pm (LO; Mon -4pm) daily.
Gourmet breakfasts and good cafe fare from Australian celeb chef Bill Granger.
Open 8am-9pm (LO; Mon -4pm) daily.
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